SD5817 : St George's Parish Church, Chorley

taken 6 years ago, near to Chorley, Lancashire, Great Britain

St George's Parish Church, Chorley
St George's Parish Church, Chorley
This large, gothic-style, church in the centre of Chorley was built between 1821-25. It is an example of a "Waterloo" or "Commissioners' Church" built in the reign of George III using funds derived from the reparations exacted from the French after the war (and in particular, victory at the battle of Waterloo).

When commissioned, the church had seating capacity for 2200 people; even today, it still accommodates over one thousand people on special occasions.

The church has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building. (LinkExternal link - Church of St George, Chorley (1072441), National Heritage List for England.)
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SD5817, 271 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 30 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 1 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Style (from Tags)
19th Century Gothic 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5849 1748 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:39.1297N 2:37.7699W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5846 1752
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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